Choose Happily Ever After
Close your eyes for a moment and think about the day you got married. Think about how you felt when you woke up that morning, how you felt getting ready and then walking down the aisle toward him. Think about the way your heart felt as the music was played and you stood next to him holding hands and think about the next morning, waking up beside the love of your life, your best friend. Move ahead to today and how you felt waking up beside him. Perhaps some of you are still in the honeymoon stage and all those feelings are present. Perhaps you are happy but your marriage has become mundane or perhaps you woke up wondering why you were even still married with desperation and sadness in your heart. Mike and I have been married for 30 years and even though most of the time others may look at us and think we have a great marriage, my heart has been through all of the stages I mentioned above. It hasn't been a fairy tale. There have been moments that I wished I wasn't married to this man who hurt me and I'm sure he has had moments where he felt the same about me. I haven't always been the right example in front of my kids. We haven't always shown them a marriage the way God intended it to be but its never too late to start, ever. I know in my heart that if it wasn't for God and His strength and His grace, I could not have made it through. There's so much I've learned in the last 30 years and so much I'm still learning but one thing I know for sure about everyone's marriage is this~happily ever after can begin with you. It's not a fairy tale. It's a choice. It's not up to your spouse, it's up to you. Please join us every Sunday night at 6pm this month as Pastor Mike teaches on marriage. Whether you are in an amazing relationship or one that is hurting, whether you are single or a grandparent, this time in Gods word can help so much. Choose Happily Ever After today.
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